Why does letting the water run from the tape is bad for the environment ? Don’t we treat and re-use it ?

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Why does letting the water run from the tape is bad for the environment ? Don’t we treat and re-use it ?

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Yes, we do treat and re-use it, but water treatment is a fairly inefficient process, and it’s also resource-intensive and very expensive. The more water you let run down the drain, the more water has to be treated, at the cost of energy, manpower, and waste.

Wasting water not only results in treated, drinkable water being less available, it also indirectly increases emissions linked to climate change because of the energy demands of water treatment.

Plumbing is a part of my work and sinks that mainly get used for brushing teeth block up really fast compared to other basins, do run your toothpaste away with hot water after you brush otherwise it just congeals in the u bend and pipework, just don’t leave the tap running while you are simply brushing and not spitting.

Which country are you from? Where I live people not using enough water is acually what is bad.